But first, let me implore you, do not be afraid to hang that massive painting that you have fallen in love with on the wall where it takes up most of the space. It will absolutely add drama to the room; it will be the statement piece that makes your heart pound and makes your visitors drool with envy and admiration at your decorating style. Paintings that fill the wall are amazing. It’s your home; don’t be ordinary, be rare, be you!
Which brings me to a painting I created for a friend who inspires me with her uniqueness. She shared her vision with me when she was heading out the door. ‘Glowing with Life Force’ was hanging vertically, (I created it to hang horizontally or vertically) and she said, ‘I can imagine you doing one of your water bubble paintings on this shape, bubbles rising up’. I practically shoved her out the door so I could start that painting!
The vision she planted in me became her painting. It came together so naturally, partly because I was fully committed to the image in my mind. The size and shape of the canvas, 40 inches high by 16 inches wide, meant that the bubbles would start in the dark depths of the ocean and rise up towards the light, towards the surface where sunlight shines through of the water. It was the size of the canvas, and the shape, that inspired the energy, movement and drama in the painting that I titled, ‘Be Rare. Be You’.
The composition fills the space and colours spill over the canvas. It is inevitable that the final creation is influenced by the boundaries set upon it by the size and shape of that canvas. Whether it is in the creation stage or the display stage, the impact that the artwork makes in your home depends on the space it fills in your heart…and on your wall. Be rare; be you; be original. If you love the painting, you’ll find the perfect place for it in your life…and in your home.
May the colours of Autumn fill your days with joy!